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Census of Canada Index, TX Weddings, NC Cherokee, Pension Records and more

For those of you counting down the days until the 1921 Census of Canada was indexed, the wait is over and the index is live!<p>The census books in the …

Research in Public Land Records - Section, Township, Range

Public land in the United States is land that was originally transferred directly from the federal government to individuals, to be distinguished …

Genealogy

Historical Map Overlays for Google Maps and Google Earth

You can overlay any historic map in Google Maps or Google Earth, but getting everything to match up accurately through geo-referencing can be quite …

Bounty Land Warrants From Revolutionary War Through 1885

Bounty land warrants were grants of free land issued to veterans in return for military service from the time of the ​​Revolutionary War through 1855 …

American Revolution

Common Latin Words Found in Genealogical Records

Latin terms are often encountered by genealogists in early church records, as well as in many legal documents. You can learn to interpret the Latin …

Four Free Websites to Find Old Maps - Family Tree

Plan of Cincinnati and Vicinity, S.A. Mitchell, Jr., 1860, David Rumsey Map Collection In genealogy research, old maps can help you Pinpoint the …

Why You Need to Learn About Changing County Boundaries

It probably doesn’t come as a surprise that maps today don’t reflect accurately the areas where our ancestors lived long ago. Roads have changed. New …

Transferring Media Files Between Software Programs - Post 1: Project Defined and RootsMagic GEDCOM Created

An SDGS friend and colleague asked me last week: <b>"Are there any problems sharing Media files between genealogy software programs using a GEDCOM</b> …

Historical U.S. Land Records & Deeds Online

Land grants, homestead applications, plat maps, bounty land warrants and even deed records can be found online through a variety of sources, from …

Genealogy

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State-by-State Listing of Vital Records Available Online

Search indexed vital records online or browse actual digitized images of certificates of birth, death and marriage online. This listing directs you …

Genealogy

10 Free Family History Books - Genealogy Online

Published family and local histories offer a potential rich source of information about your personal family history. Even if a family genealogy has …

10 Places to Start Your Search for Online Death Records

Death records are the least privacy-sensitive of the vital records of birth, marriage and death, which increases the chance of finding death …

Genealogy

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers - Search Strategies and Researchers Guide

Over 10 million digitized historic American newspaper pages are available for online research through <i>Chronicling America</i>, a free website of the U.S. …

Genealogy

Ancestry.com Adds The Great Migration Begins, 1620-1633 and Great Migration, 1634-1635 Books

Ancestry.com continues to add very useful databases and reference books to their online historical records collection.<p>Today, they added the New …

Transferring Media Files Between Software Programs - Post 2: RootsMagic GEDCOM Imported to Family Tree Maker 2014

I am posting a series on Transferring Media Files between genealogy software programs and an Ancestry Member Tree using a GEDCOM export. Here are the …

Mocavo Has Been Working on Handwriting Text Recognition

Cliff Shaw of Mocavo posted A Little Something We've Been Working On ... on the Mocavo Genealogy Blog this morning. He started his post with: <br>"A …

Fall Shopping: Scarves

As I’ve been looking for scarves this season, I have come to a couple of conclusions. First, there are a BILLION SCARVES OUT THERE. Not really new …

Elizabeth Warren: Expand Social Security

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) threw her increasingly high-profile name behind expanding Social Security benefits instead of reducing them, rejecting calls from those in both parties to cut payments as a way to trim government spending.<p>Warren joins a growing push that includes Sens. …

10 Top Sources for Locating Ancestor's Maiden Names

Discovering the maiden name of a female ancestor can sometimes be difficult, but can lead to a whole new branch of your family tree—new surnames, new …

Genealogy

Creating an Honor Wall Page on Fold3.com

Ancestry.com Unveiled the Fold3 Honor Wall late in a blog post last week - see the announcement at …

The Meanings of Common Tombstone Symbols and Icons

Have you ever wandered through a cemetery and wondered about the meanings of the designs carved on old gravestones? Thousands of different religious …

Ancient History

United States Map | Maps of USA & States

United States Digital Map Library <i>(usgwarchives.net)</i><p>Atlas of Historical County Boundaries Project <i>(publications.newberry.org)</i><p>United States Map Books <i>–</i> …

Genealogy

Research Outlines & More

More Tips on How to Take Sharp Photos

OK, now. Here’s part two of my series on how to take sharp photos – with more tips on keeping your camera steady.<p>“Boscastle” captured by Irek Kimak …

Free UGA Webinar -- D. Josh Taylor - Hidden Gems: Materials in Digital Libraries for Family History

Our special guest speaker this month,<p>on <b>Nov 21st at 7:00 p.m. MST</b>, will be<p>D. Josh Taylor<p>Hidden Gems: Materials in Digital Libraries for Family …